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A Complex Systems Approach to Energy Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa: Nigeria as a Case Study

Abstract Energy poverty is pervasive in sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria, located in sub-Saharan West Africa, is the world's seventh largest oil exporting country and is a resource-rich nation. It however experiences the same levels of energy poverty as most of its neighboring countries. Attributing this paradox only to corruption or the "Dutch Disease", where one sector booms at the expense of other sectors of the economy, is simplistic and enervates attempts at reform. In addition, data on energy consumption is aggregated at the national level via estimates, disaggregated data is virtually non-existent. Finally, the wave of decentralization of vertically integrated national utilities sweeping the developing world has caught on in sub-Saha... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Chidebell-Emordi, Chukwunonso (Author) / York, Abigail (Advisor) / Pasqualetti, Martin (Committee member) / Golub, Aaron (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Sustainability / Systems science / Complex Adaptive Systems / Electricity supply / Energy poverty / Socio-technical systems / sub-Saharan Africa / Sustainability transitions
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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